Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. vg to vg+. Folio. (vii) 154 plates, (+ 14pp in Hebrew). Green dust jacket with white lettering. Grey cloth boards with brown lettering on front cover and spine. This volume documents a multitude of styles and examples of medieval handwritten Hebrew scripts from Yemen and other "oriental scripts" originating from various areas of the middle east and central Asia. Each manuscript analyzed, includes two plates; one is a b&w photographic reproduction of a sample page from the manuscript, while the second is a chart of the alphabet, "prepared by meticulously tracing the various forms of the letters". As stated, the purpose of these volumes is to provide a "simple and convenient tool for the identification of types of scripts and for the assessment of undated manuscripts, by comparison with dated manuscripts." Text in Hebrew and English. Dj with some light rubbing at head of spine and along edge and corners. Ex-libris pasted on at interior to Hebrew language cover. Dj in overall very good condition. Binding and interior in very good+ condition. (Inventory #: 41207)
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